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Paraty, also called “Parati”, is often called the “jewel” of the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest. Located in Rio de Janeiro State, between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, ”, Paraty received UNESCO World Heritage Site designation in 1966.

First inhabited in 1650, Paraty became an important port of the 18th century Brazilian gold trade. Subsequently, Party was also known for coffee and sugar cane plantations. The well-preserved colonial Portuguese architecture in the historic center of Paraty is only one of the unique features of this charming city. Traditional festivals, music, artists, excellent restaurants and pousadas have made Paraty an ideal destination for an authentic, historic Brazilian experience.

On a stroll through the narrow, cobble stone streets, you will see courtyards, artists working in their galleries, historic churches and live music in many restaurants.
Once you arrive at the boat dock, you will find many guides ready to take you on a boat ride to any of the 65 islands and 200 beaches within minutes from Paraty.

Explore our Paraty Green Map to plan your visit to Paraty. The goal of our project is to help visitors to Paraty support the entrepreneurs, artists and tour guides who demonstrate sustainable tourism practices- environmentally, socially, culturally and economically. Through their sustainable practices, the locations featured on this Green Map will help sustain Paraty as a destination for many years to come.

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Atelier do Dalcir
Ramiro Dalcir and his family are native to Paraty. Ramiro has been creating his ceramic sculptures for over 30 years.

Dalcir’s work incorporates traditional processes of ceramic-making adopted from the local Indians; he is thereby helping to preserve the culture of Paraty. He supports Paraty’s community incentives and art events and has released two books about his art- one in Italy and one in Brazil.

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